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Occupational Therapy in Australia


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Contributing authors List of figures and tables Foreword by Professor Jenny Ziviani Foreword by Professor Carolyn M. Baum PART 1: The Australian Context 1. An introduction to occupational therapy in an Australian context 2. An overview of the Australian health care system 3. History of Australian occupational therapy 4. The role of occupational therapy professional associations and regulatory bodies in Australia 5. The scope of practice of occupational therapists in Australia: Roles, responsibilities and relationships 6. Values and philosophy of occupational therapy 7. Ethical and legal responsibilities of occupational therapy practice 8. Occupational therapy in population health and health promotion PART 2: Professional Issues 9. Working with clients: Client-centred practice 10. Occupational science in Australia 11. The education of occupational therapists in Australia: Academic and practice education 12. Evidence-based practice in occupational therapy 13. Research in occupational therapy 14. Clinical reasoning in occupational therapy practice 15. Occupational therapy practice models and frames of reference PART 3: Practice Issues 16. The occupational therapy practice process 17. Core business: Activity, task and occupational analysis 18. Occupational performance and core occupations: Self-care, productivity, leisure, play, education, sleep and social participation 19. The development of occupations across the lifespan 20. Occupational therapy practice contexts 21. Emerging professional practice areas 22. Occupational therapy assessment 23. The role of occupational therapy in primary health care in Australia 24. Occupational therapy practice in regional, rural and remote Australia 25. Indigenous health: Occupational therapy's role 26. Population-centred occupational therapy practice and project management in Australian settings 27. Advocacy, promotion, leadership and entrepreneurship in the occupational therapy profession in Australia 28. Looking forward: Occupational therapy in Australia's future Index

About the Author

Dr Ted Brown is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Course Convener, Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University. Dr Helen Bourke-Taylor is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University. Dr Stephen Isbel is Associate Professor and Course Convener, Occupational Therapy, University of Canberra. Dr Reinie Cordier, is Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University.


"Truly a valuable resource for all Australian occupational therapy students and practitioners." --Professor Jenny Ziviani, Children's Allied Health Research, The University of Queensland
"This is a text that will have many editions and document the evolution of the profession for decades to come." --Professor Carolyn M. Baum, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis

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